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ACORN Dumped Sensitive Documents as Probe Began, Private Investigator Says
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:17:22 +0000 (UTC)


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,576466,00.html

ACORN Dumped Sensitive Documents as Probe Began, Private Investigator Says
Monday, November 23, 2009
By Joseph Abrams

Private investigator Derrick Roach says he found thousands of documents 
containing sensitive personal information dumped outside the San Diego 
branch of ACORN.

Private investigator Derrick Roach says he found thousands of documents 
containing sensitive personal information dumped outside the San Diego 
branch of ACORN.

A private investigator says he found tens of thousands of sensitive 
documents dumped outside a California ACORN office just days after the 
state attorney general announced an inquiry into the community organizing 
group.

Derrick Roach, a licensed investigator based in San Diego, told 
FoxNews.com he paid an impromptu visit to the city's ACORN branch on Oct. 
9 and watched from his car as a man tossed bags of files into a Dumpster 
outside the building.

After ACORN staff left for the day, he says, he searched the trash bin and 
discovered more than 20,000 documents he believes point to illicit 
relationships between ACORN and a bank and a labor union as well as 
confidential information that could put thousands at risk for identity 
theft.

"We're talking people's driver's license numbers, dates of birth, Social 
Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, tax returns, 
credit reports"  all tossed in public view in the Dumpster, he said.

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